| Oct 24, 2010
| 9:34 PM
âTwo Large Cod and a Chainsaw.â If that sounds like a Monty Python still life, then welcome to the slightly surreal world of Episode 5, which featured, among other oddities, bodies swinging over a fjord, fish dragged up a hill,......
| Feb 6, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The Los Angeles Philharmonic announces it ambitious 2011-12 season with music director Gustavo Dudamel...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 9:33 PM
David C. Nichols reviews 'Re-Animator, The Musical,' based on the 1985 cult film....
| Sep 4, 2010
| 6:38 PM
The greatest melody in all of Western music starts quietly. From its subdued beginnings, tapestries of instrumental color are added in each melodic line. The musical layers glide along on top of one another, repeating the same tune in fascinating new...
| Nov 1, 2010
| 9:17 PM
HUNTINGTON BEACH — No passersby recognized him, but I didn't find that surprising.
They were too busy hustling to and from the last day of Oktoberfest celebrations at the Old World Village. But a few stopped momentarily to hear the group of five...
| Jul 1, 2012
Michael Curry retires this weekend as director of the Hampton Arts Commission. Since he came to the City of Hampton in April 1988, Curry has been responsible for the growth and programming of The American Theatre and the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center....
| Jul 19, 2009
By the 1980s, Philip Glass had earned a healthy reputation working in the concert hall, art films and the theater. That didn't mean he slid easily into Hollywood.
"When I first started doing Hollywood films," Glass, 72, said by phone from his home in New...
| Feb 22, 2009
Carl St.Clair can clearly recall being in the third grade in his hometown of Yoakum, Texas, and being "marched down to the Grand Theater where we all got to see 'Ben-Hur.' I was totally captivated," he says. "The score was overwhelming to me."
| Mar 23, 2010
Gleaming white tiles; pounding jets of water; a naked woman; a shadowy figure on the other side of the plastic curtain; is there anyone out there who doesn't know what happens next?
If not the most famous scene in the history of the cinema, the shower...
| May 8, 2008
The beautifully haunting chamber strings that play during Echochrome are reminiscent of Bernard Herrmann's score from the classic Alfred Hitchcock film "Vertigo." How fitting.
After all, the simple yet surreal puzzles that make up the game are...
| Aug 29, 2008
Blockbuster season may be winding down, but the soundtrack for one of this summer's movies has scaled the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart as it ends. The never-going-to-let-you-go " Mamma Mia!" is the first soundtrack to claim the top spot since...
| Dec 5, 2007
In our first conversation, director Ang Lee mentioned two of the most prolific film composers of the 1940s: Franz Waxman and Roy Webb. Waxman has always been a major influence on me. His scores to "Rebecca," "A Place in the Sun" and "Sunset Boulevard" are...